Late evening, November 21, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at Odesa International Airport, landing on its belly. Dumska media outlet reported it.
The passengers of Boeing 737 were evacuated through inflatable ramps. The plane followed the route Istanbul-Odesa. The aircraft, registered TC-JGZ, had 134 passengers and crew on board when the incident occurred. On final approach to Odesa’s runway 16, the pilots initiated low altitudes go around and climbed to prepare for another approach. Landing 25 minutes later, the aircraft skidded came to a stop with a collapsed nose gear.
There are no reports of injuries to any of the crew or passengers.
Local airport emergency services were alerted on time.
This was the second incident that day in Odesa. The first happened with a private jet, the Gulfstream G150, which conducted a flight to Dubai. Its landing gear broke during the takeoff.
As reported before, Ukrainian ex-Minister of Agrarian policy Taras Kutovy, who was the pilot, died in the helicopter crash in Poltava region.